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HRW: Iraq should keep abusive militias out of Mosul campaign
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged Iraqi military commanders to prevent historically abusive militias from participating in the campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). Last March the Iraqi army began working with Pe (More)
UN rights chief: civilians fleeing Fallujah facing abuse
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urged the Iraqi government to "take immediate measures to ensure that" those fleeing the city of Fallujah are "treated in strict accordance with international human rights and internation (More)
UN rights expert: equality and justice foundations of stability in Iraq
UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore urged Iraq on Monday to take concrete steps to plan for "the day after" the defeat of the Islamic State (IS). The statements come after a week-long visit to Iraq that included the cities of B (More)
HRW calls on Iraqi forces to allow civilian aid during siege
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday called on Iraqi forces to allow aid such as food and medicine into Fallujah as the armed siege is producing acute shortages. The city has found itself besieged by governmental forces since the Islamic State (ISI (More)
Why Incendiary Weapons are Here to Stay
JURIST Guest Columnist Sascha-Dominik Bachmann, of Bournemouth University in the UK, discusses the present use of incendiary weapons within its legal framework and why the use of such weapons is most likely to continue, as a response to Human Rights (More)
UN officials warn of Islamic State's threat to democracy in Iraq
Top UN officials on Tuesday warned the world of the growing crisis of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and urged the international community to take action in helping the Iraqi government transition towards democracy. The UN officials provided a report (More)
Forming the Post-Saddam Government
The invasion of Iraq was an initial military success and led to complete destruction of Saddam Hussein's regime. The military forces established the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) on April 21, 2003, citing UN Security Resolution 1483 as justif (More)
Judge ordered release of US Marines jailed for not testifying on Iraqi detainee deaths
On July 3, 2008, a judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California ordered the release of two US Marines who had been jailed for refusing to testify about the deaths of Iraqi detainees during the Fallujah offensive in November (More)
Is All Fair in War? Congressman-Elect West and the Limits of Military Necessity
JURIST Contributing Editor Geoffrey S. Corn, Lt. Col. US Army (Ret.) of South Texas College of Law, says that past actions of a former Army Colonel recently elected to Congress highlight the need for military leaders to look beyond the narrow tactica (More)
Navy SEAL acquitted of assaulting Iraqi prisoner
A Virginia military jury on Thursday acquitted US Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe on charges of assaulting a high-profile Iraqi detainee. Petty Officer 2nd Class McCabe was accused of punching Ahmed Hashim Abed, implicated in the killing of four American (More)
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